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Three take away scooter, booked

Three take away scooter, booked

Chandigarh: Three unknown persons have been booked by the UT police for forcibly taking away an Activa scooter, a purse and a mobile phone from a man. Complainant Ajay Kumar of Sector 26 reported that three persons stopped him near the SDM office light point in the Industrial Area, Phase I, and took away his scooter and other belongings at knifepoint. The incident was reported on June 29. However, a case was registered at the Industrial Area police station on July 20. TNS

Girl snatches mobile phone

Chandigarh: A girl escaped after allegedly snatching a mobile phone from a man in Sector 22. According to the sources, Sombir (50) reported that a girl aged around 20 snatched his mobile phone near the police beat box in Sector 22.The suspect fled the spot. The police was informed about the incident. However, the victim did not lodge a complaint with the police. TNS

Woman’s body found in river

Panchkula: The body of a 48-year-old woman was found floating in the Ghaggar near Sector 24 late on Tuesday. The woman, identified as Baljeet Kaur, was a resident of Sector 15. The police said it appeared to be a case of suicide. “Mentally disturbed, the woman was missing since Sunday. On Monday, her husband had filed a missing complaint,” a police official said. TNS

City girl selected for world meet

Chandigarh: Raiza Dhillon of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, has claimed first and second positions in the trials 1 and 2, respectively, during the Junior Women Skeet Shooting trials in New Delhi. She has been selected to represent India in the Junior World Cup and Junior World Championship to be held at Almaty and Peru this year. "It is a proud moment for the school as Raiza registered her name at the international level," said Gurpreet S Bakshi, Administrator, St Kabir Public School. TNS

Workshop on IPR organised

Chandigarh: Technology Enabling Centre (TEC) organised an online workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) and patent filing on Wednesday. Kompal Bansal, a registered patent and trademark agent, shared her valuable experiences and knowledge. TNS

Lecture held at varsity dept

Chandigarh: The Department of Biophysics organised a distinguished lecture by Prof Sunil K Lal from the School of Science, Monash University, Australia (Sunway Campus, Malaysia) on Wednesday under the aegis of the Indian Science Congress Association (Chandigarh Chapter) and the Chandigarh Forum for Sciences and Technology Communication. Professor Lal talked on "Environmental Changes and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases". The webinar enlightened the attendees about various viral diseases, their occurrence, emergence and re-emergence. TNS

Two vehicle thieves arrested

Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested two vehicle lifters and recovered five two-wheelers and an auto from their possession. The accused have been identified as Dhanush, alias Totla (19), and Suraj Pal, alias Sahil (19), both residents of EWS Colony, Dhanas. They were arrested by a team of the Maloya police station near the Maloya bus stand. TNS

Two Lucknow-city trains cancelled

Chandigarh: Two trains shuttling between Chandigarh and Lucknow have been cancelled, reads a notification issued by the Ambala Division of the Northern Railways. Chandigarh to Lucknow Jn Special (05012) has been cancelled from July 25 to July 28. The train departs from the Chandigarh Railway Station at 5:15 pm and reaches Lucknow Jn Station at 9:10 am. Lucknow Jn Chandigarh Special (05011) also has been cancelled from July 24 to July 27. It departs from Lucknow Jn Station at 11:55 pm and reaches Chandigarh Railway Station at 3 pm. TNS

Tree plantation drive by CRPF

Chandigarh: The Central Reserve Police Force’s 5th Signals Battalion carried out a tree plantation drive near Punjab Engineering College here. Around 4,000 saplings of different varieties were planted during the drive. Besides CRPF officers, Chief Conservator of Forests Debendra Dalai and Deputy Conservator of Forests Dr Abdul Quayum were among those present. The CRPF is undertaking such drives in various parts of the country. TNS

One nabbed with liquor, 2 booked

Mohali: The police arrested a suspect and booked two persons, including a woman, for selling four cartons of illicit country-made liquor near Phase 6 here on Wednesday. The arrested person has been identified as Aneesh Kumar, while Benna Devi and Sonu fled from the spot. The suspects are residents of Chandigarh. A case under the Excise Act has been registered at the Phase 1 police station. TNS

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